Month / October 2012

 Smuttynose Brewing Company announces three beer releases.   On Thursday, October 25:  “We’ll be releasing bottles of Lindz, a kolsch made in memory of our friend Lindsey Althsul, exclusively with New England grown and produced organic malts, Motueka hops from New Zealand and an authentic kolsch yeast.  Bottles are limited and will go on sale Read More

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Brews News: American Homebrewers Association Celebrates Learn to Homebrew Day New York City Events: Meat Week NYC Returns November 3rd-11th Featuring Adirondack Grazers  In celebration of the farmers, markets, and chefs who bring sustainable meat to our tables, Meat Week NYC (November 3rd-11th) will feature tastings, parties, butchering and cooking demos, market tours, and discussion Read More

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The braising liquid, just beef and stout, tasted very much like pale ale wort (the result of steeping malted grains in water warm enough to activate the enzymes that coat the starchy grain so that the enzymes can convert the starch into sugar) from an all-grain mash (the mixture of malted grains that are added Read More

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The only way to find out the essential relationship of cooking with beer is to experiment in the true sense of that word. The essential in this case is beef, in particular, chuck steak, a relatively tough but very tasty cut of beef. What we have here is a 4 pound 5 ounce cut of Read More

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The sausages need to be cooked, one way or another. The meatballs had been made a few days earlier and were nearing the “mustgo” stage. It had been a day of root canal work and recovering at the bar of a favorite watering hole. On returning to this scribes humble abode the sausage situation had Read More

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Last night we, Virginia and I, decided to supper with an eye to thrift as well as respect for my in-progress root-canal. (Dining sans gusto is not good for mind or body.) This limited us to either delivered Eastern Cuisine or a leisurely stroll through Cobble Hill on a peripatetic sustenance search. On the way Read More

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Every beer you drink and every meal you eat is unique, in the dictionary definition of the word, when you stop and think about it. Even if it is some sort of silage and you consume two identical units of that silage. The fact is that the second is just that, and is perceived in Read More

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Brewer’s Association of Maryland 11th Annual “Oktoberfest” This Saturday, Oct 13th from 11am – 6:00pm, enjoy the beautiful fall weather and head out to the Brewer’s Association of Maryland’s 11th Annual ”Oktoberfest”. The Brewer’s Association of Maryland (BAM) is the non-profit trade association of Maryland breweries and brewpubs. 20 Maryland breweries will be presenting over Read More

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Believe it or not… the real Oktoberfest is winding down. No, it doesn’t last all month in Munich like it does here. But for those who are still celebrating I offer the following. Here are three examples of the basic “wurst” platter as served here in New York City. I will admit the lighting could Read More

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